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We will provide instructions before and after your treatment.

Questions & Answers

Pre- & Post-Sedation Dentistry

What should I do before receiving sedation?

Each situation is a little different, so you will receive detailed instructions from our dentists prior to your appointment on how to prepare for sedation. Most patients are instructed to avoid eating for several hours before receiving sedation. This ensures that if a patient suffers from nausea, they will not vomit and the sedative can take full effect. It is important to let our dentists and team know about any allergies or medical conditions you may have.

What should I do after receiving sedation?

Following sedation, you should closely follow the instructions given to you by our dentists. You should be able to return to your regularly daily activities the next day. Most patients are instructed to avoid driving and to make sure they bring along someone to drive them home from the appointment. During your appointment you will be closely monitored by someone on our team. It is important that once you return home there is someone to monitor you for several hours following sedation.

What types of sedation are available?

  • Nitrous oxide or laughing gas
  • Oral sedation
  • IV sedation
  • General anesthesia
  • Local anesthesia

Pre- & Post-Sedation Dentistry


Our dentists and team will provide you with instructions before and after you receive sedation dentistry. Please follow all instructions, as they are designed to make your treatment experience more pleasant and effective as well as helping you recover afterwards. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment at Dentistry and Braces Group, please contact our team today.